HITO is conducting a review of the following hairdressing qualifications:
New Zealand Certificate of Hairdressing Level 3 Salon Support
New Zealand Certificate of Hairdressing Level 4 Emerging Stylist
New Zealand Certificate of Hairdressing Level 4 Professional Stylist
New Zealand Certificate of Hairdressing Level 5 Advanced Colouring Skills
New Zealand Certificate of Hairdressing Level 5 Advanced Cutting

The purpose of the qualification review is to ensure the suite of qualifications offered within the hairdressing industry are fit for purpose, meet the needs of industry, encompass future skill and work requirements and enhance the skills of all our industry to progress and sustain a successful career.

To meet NZQA requirements, HITO will consult with tertiary providers, industry associations and hairdressers across the industry.

Stage 1: Providers and other interested parties completed a survey on whether the current qualifications are fit for purpose.
Survey closed September 4.

Stage 2: We will canvas the industry at industry and provider workshops and via survey to gather feedback on the suite of qualifications.
Workshops held 25 September – 1 November 2020.

Stage 3: We will draft each qualification from the feedback received and make available on this webpage for final review before submitting to NZQA.
Links to the page will be circulated via HITO and NZARH communications channels.

Stage 4: We will share any changes to the qualifications with the industry on our website and via our newsletter.
If you have any questions regarding the review, please email support@hito.org.nz

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